60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Townsville
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Townsville
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Drive to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Broome
— 5 nights
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Monkey Mia
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Port Campbell
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Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planning app.

Sydney to Fraser Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll set off for Townsville on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Townsville

— 2 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 6th (Mon), head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville visit app.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Townsville in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Magnetic Island

— 3 nights
Magnetic Island is known for historic sites, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Magnetic Island Time Cruises, look for gifts at Arcadia Store, appreciate the extensive heritage of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, and explore the activities along Arthur Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Port Douglas

— 4 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Off-Road Tours (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy some diversion at Janbal Gallery, and stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre.

Planning Port Douglas trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Alice Springs

— 3 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through The Kangaroo Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and see the interesting displays at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alice Springs, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Darwin

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Broome

— 5 nights

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cable Beach, get outside with Staircase To The Moon, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Broome holiday planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Broome. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Darwin in September since evenings lows in Broome dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monkey Mia.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Monkey Mia

— 3 nights
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Explore Monkey Mia's surroundings by going to Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station (in Hamelin Pool) and Spas (in Exmouth). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Perfect Nature Cruises and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Mia Reserve.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Broome to Monkey Mia. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Perth.

Things to do in Monkey Mia

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Perth

— 5 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison, &more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, pause for some photo ops at Elizabeth Quay, and see the interesting displays at Royal Perth Hospital Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Monkey Mia to Perth in 9 hours. In October, daytime highs in Perth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Margaret River

— 4 nights
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Jewel Cave in Augusta, about 32 minutes away. On the 10th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 11th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with All Sea Charters, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, look for gifts at Treeton Fine Wood Studio, and shop like a local with JahRoc Galleries.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Raptor Domain, learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck). On the 19th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart visit planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. Dedicate the 27th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Port Campbell

— 2 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip builder app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.